Sunday, August 28, 2016

CHILDREN OF EDEN – Union Theatre by Matt Merritt

The 70s were a hotbed for edgy takes on musical theatre so it’s remarkable that some of the shows that have lingered with us the longest share a common source – the Bible. From the Lloyd…

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Theatre Podcast: Jesus Christ Superstar, Yerma, Faith Healer by As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast

This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber musical revival Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre, Yerma starring Billie Piper at the Young Vic and the Donmar'…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Spotlight On...Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy by Michael Block

Name:  Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. MurphyHometown: MARK: Manhattan, New York CityALISON: Cape May Court House, NJEducation:  MARK: B.A. Vassar College, Theater majorALISON: B.A.…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan to Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by BroadwayWorld

Casa Maana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, September 10-18. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier by Theater People Podcast

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He wa…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Best Shows on London Stage: Harry Potter, Jesus Christ, Billie Piper, Groundhogs by Mark Beech

It’s summer in the city, and the British capital currently has an impressive number of fine shows running – from Harry Potter to Jesus Christ; or from Billie Piper in a raunchy drama to …

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Brantley in Britain: Summertime, and the Revivals in London are Breezy by Ben Brantley

Productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Threepenny Opera,” “Show Boat” and “Guys and Dolls” are fun and fresh diversions.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Hotcha! Lana Gordon to Take Over as Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway by

Lana Gordon can't do it alone! The Broadway alum will begin performances as Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago on August 15. She steps in for Amra-Faye Wright in the role at the Ambas…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Five of the best... theatre shows this week by Lyn Gardner

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. | Measure For Measure | Jesus Christ Superstar | Dancer | Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildBeginning life at the RSC’s Midsummer Mischief festival in 2014 a…

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Spotlight On...Christian Lee Branch, Adam Mace, and Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj by Michael Block

Name: Christian Lee Branch, Adam Mace, and Rajendra Ramoon MaharajHometown:CB: Brooklyn, NYAM: Brooklyn, NYRM: Dix Hills, LI, NYEducation:CB: BA Communication Studies - St. Joseph’s Colleg…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

My musicals diary: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Go-Between, The Fix by Terri Paddock

July was a big month for Q&As for me so I’ve been a little pre-occupied by follow-up blogs on those. But in addition to musicals I’ve hosted events at – I’m Getti…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

We Want Tommy: Tony Nominee Tom Hewitt Returns to Broadway's Chicago by Ryan McPhee

A familiar face is stepping back into the Broadway courtroom. Tom Hewitt returns to Chicago on August 1 as the silver-tongued Billy Flynn. The Tony nominee takes over for Jane the Virgin sta…

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Review: ‘BSO: The Music of David Bowie’ at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Gina Jun

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) honored the remarkable career and personality of glam rock icon David Bowie with a spectacular tribute production: The Music of David Bowie, featur…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Features: What's in my dressing room? - Tyrone Huntley

Currently playing Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tyrone took us backstage at the Open Air Theatre

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Why surprise is the secret of theatrical success by Lyn Gardner

Whether it’s seeing a hammy musical spun into gold or a well-worn classic that blows you away, being taken by surprise is one of the best rewards of theatreAfter seeing Andrew Lloyd Webber…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical returns to London in this new production, directed by Timothy Sheader, starring Declan Bennett as Jesus and running at the Open Air Theatre until…

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Jesus Christ Superstar – review round-up by Troy Nankervis

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre continues its 2016 summer season with a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s classic Jesus

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Open Air Theatre, review: 'Enjoyable but stops short of a performing miracle' by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Timothy Sheader's 45th anniversary production is the first time the show has ever been presented al fresco

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Open Air Theatre by Jonathan Baz

In what is unquestionably a Superstar for the 21st century, Timothy Sheader's Jesus is no long-haired prophet. In an electrifying performance that captures both Christ’s charisma and his f…

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Open Air Theatre by Camilla Gurtler

Celebrating its forty-fifth anniversary, Jesus Christ Superstar protests once again, as Timothy Sheader adds modern spice to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock phenomenon with not just heaven on…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Theatre Lab by Alyssa Denton

The story of Jesus Christ and his Apostles is a tale as old as time, all having different meanings to each religion. The story of Jesus Christ and his Apostles is a tale as old as time, all …

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BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 21 July 2016 by Carrie Dunn

Has it really been two decades since that definitive Lyceum production of Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's collaboration is in residence at the Regent's Park Open Ai…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Attempts Miracle on Return to London Stage by Mark Beech

Jesus enters in a gray hoodie like a refugee Kanye West in best “Yeezus” mode. Mary does a subtle update to “Could We Start Again Please?” – a song that could almost be about conte…

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Photos: Matt Lucas and Matthew Bourne celebrate Jesus Christ Superstar opening night

Timothy Sheader's production has opened at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

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Regent's Park?Open Air JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Coming to West End and Broadway? by BroadwayWorld

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar just opened at Regent's Park's Open Air Theatre, and already the pro…

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Open Air Theatre, London, review: Enjoyable but stops short of a miracle by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Declan Bennett's hipster Jesus has go-for-broke soul-bearing intensity

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Jesus Christ Superstar’s Tyrone Huntley: ‘Studying law gave me a focus outside of acting’ by Matthew Hemley

Tyrone Huntley had ruled himself out of ever playing Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. The performer believed his own physicality – short

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Review Round-Ups: Did critics crucify Jesus Christ Superstar?

Find out what critics had to say about Timothy Sheader's Regent's Park Open Air production

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Jesus Christ Superstar – review by Lyn Gardner

O2 Arena, London"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do," cries an agonised Jesus on the cross. But it's the good lord, otherwise known as composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who sho…

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Jesus Christ Superstar review – a gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical by Lyn Gardner

Regent’s Park Open Air theatre, LondonWit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival of the classic rock opera with a first-rate castIt might not qualify as a miracle, bu…

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